2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: The Dread Fits. Just

August 01, 2012

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I had to take my old Takamine dreadnaught acoustic to Santa Monica's awesome McCabe's Guitar Shop for some luthier love, and I had to do it with the FR-S. I knew Mark got some clubs in the trunk, and I figured the guitar should fit. It did, but not without first dropping the rear seat and sliding the case in lengthwise.

Dreads are bigger, pear-shaped guitars. Add a thick hard-shell case and you can't simply drop or coax the thing into the trunk.

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Once in, you can tuck in the case sideways behind the wheel wells and raise the backseat again. To take it out, repeat.

Just a multi-step sequence for troubadours to bear in mind when considering the FR-S. Sensitive stringer/singer-types with rear-wheel-drive sports cars tend to attract the charms. After you nail that soulful set at Genghis Cohen's, you'll hopefully need all three extra seats.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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